Victoria Lakes G.C. - 06/11/2020: Due to the ongoing ban on groups assembling our highly anticipated Weekly Wagering remains on hiatus, however the category winners and placers are still being recorded. This week the Lakes course yielded some decent scoring led by Tom Knickerbocker capturing the Porter Low Gross to which he added a tie for 2nd Place in Low Putts. Super Low Gross was not contested as none of the Back Tee Bombers were present. Miquel Romero and Bob Stone tied for the runner-up spot in Porter Gross with Miquel adding a Partners 2nd Place. In the Low Net competition Marilou Miller was the winner with Ted Winship in 2nd Place and Val Mayer in the #3 spot along with a Partners 2nd. Marilou also placed 2nd in Low Putts and 3rd in Partners while Ted grabbed FIRSTS in both Putts & Partners. Bruce Simon and Ted Winship captured the winning Partners pairing and in doing so each achieved the rare Double/Double milestone of birdying both designated birdie holes. But alas, sans any bets, only received some 'attaboys' for their accomplishment! Bob Planck joined Marilou on the 3rd Place Partners team. Also of note, actor person Jeff Sable posted his 5th and final qualifying round to become eligible for Thursday Golf Group membership with an initial 14.6 Handicap Index.
Westlake G.C. - 06/18/2020: Burman is back! He of the Deshautelle clan fired a One-Over-Par 68 to claim the Super Low Gross by a couple of shots over Brian Oblak and Ron Troncatty who tied for 2nd. The Porter Low Gross winner was Tom Knickerbocker obviously aided by his 1st Place Low Putts total of 29 with 2nd Place going to John Moskoff. Sharing the runner-up spot in Porter Gross were Val Mayer, Bruce Simon and Bob Stone. The Low Net category was dominated by Mike Belson's stunning 59 Net with Bill Lewis only one stroke behind. Tied for 3rd Net were Jim Jacobs and Bruce Simon. The Partners Low Net affair ended up in a 3-way First Place free-for-all featuring the team pairings of Brian & Mike, Bill & Val, and Bruce & Jim, all tied at 124 Net strokes. This enjoyable day welcomed a turn-out of 16 competitors and one guest player and the unexpected mid-round arrival of Gordon Crook who joined Group #1 for the Back Nine.
Los Robles Greens - 06/25/2020: Betting is back! Wagering whoopee! Tom Knickerbocker extracted top dollar of $59 from those long-awaited wager pots with TWO birdie payouts, a win in Porter Low Gross, and 3rd Places in both Low Net(tied) & Partners. The remaining birdie booty had John Moskoff's name on it as he also tied The Knick for Partners 3rd to pick up an even Fifty Bucks. Brian Oblak's $30 winnings came from 1st Places in Super Low Gross(a super 72),Low Net, and Partners(tied). The Low Net runner-up spot and a tie for Partners 1st Place paid out $14 to Ted Winship. Low Putts produced a tie at 30 pops apiece by Marilou Miller and Jim Sabbe worth $11 each. Bob Stone tied for 2nd in Porter Gross and for 1st in Partners to pocket $8. Gordon Crook joined the two Partners pairings that were tied for First Place paying out $6 per player. The Super Gross runner-up spot sent $4 to Ron Troncatty while a Partners 3rd earned $3 for Bruce Simon and our newest member, Jeff Sable, got Two Bucks for tying Mr. Stone as Porter Gross runner-up.